Gary Schmitt

Gary Schmitt is a resident scholar in strategic studies and American institutions at the American Enterprise Institute.

Gary Schmitt

January 6’s Intelligence Failures

They were not solely the domain of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

Remembering Secretariat

His legacy—and his records—live on a half-century after his greatest race.

Picking a President: Back to the Future?

Character mattered in the 18th century, just as it matters in 2024.

Going to War Over Taiwan: Who Decides?

Even if Biden could justify U.S. intervention without congressional approval, it’s politically important to have the legislative branch on board.

Off the Cuff Won’t Cut It, Mr. President

Joe Biden’s statements on Taiwan and Russia’s nuclear threat have consequences.

If the GOP Loses the Senate, Look to Pennsylvania and Georgia

Nominating unqualified candidates in the primary could be costly in November.

Uncertainty Over Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit Exposes American Weakness

If she does not go, Beijing will have taken the measure of another American White House and found it to be more bark than bite.

Promising Signs From the NATO Summit

Russia’s aggression has prompted a formal Strategic Concept that is light years beyond what could have been agreed to even a year ago.

The Uncomfortable Truth of Biden’s Gaffe

There can be no real peace for Ukraine and no peace of mind for Eastern Europe if Vladimir Putin remains in power.

Biden’s Truman Moment

It’s time for an increase in America’s real ‘hard power.’